Friday, February 11, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme sponsored by Katy at A Few More Pages. Here's what you do: share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments section . Include the title and author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you are so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and if you liked or did not like that sentence. Link-up each week at Katy's place.

Here's mine from Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon:

Inside the back gate of Indian Mound Downs, a hot-walking machine creaked round and round. In the judgment of Medicine Ed, walking a horse himself on the shedrow of Barn Z, the going-nowhere contraption must be the lost soul of this cheap racetrack where he been ended up at.

I like the image of the hot-walking machine as "the going-nowhere contraption."


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great descriptive does help me visualize the scene. Thanks for sharing!

Here's my post for FRIDAY MEMES

zetor said...

Good teaser!